Chinese fans recreate Marvel memorabilia
2018-05-31 10:31:00

“We use this to cut watermelon,” says 25-year-old Wang Haiqiang as he flaunts a pair of Wolverine’s retractable claws; one of his and a friends’ self-made Marvel memorabilia. He’s an engineer with a DIY science and technology lab called Makerbeta based in Xi’an City, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province.

In their workshop downstairs from the main office, Wang and his colleague Tian Chunchun showed us some more DIY contraptions – Doctor Strange’s magic circle, Ironman’s fist with real laser, a 500,000-voltage recreation of Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, and Thanos’s Infinity Gauntlet with flexible joints and Infinity Gems that light up with the push of a button – all made from scratch, using glitter and paint for the aesthetics, and complicated electric wiring and programming for the practicalities, which at times seem dubious.

Source: CGTN Editor: Hiram